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Old 03-10-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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I would say now days a well made leather purse was only 35 dollars in materials and wages just to make plus add a profit. You can buy cheaper ones every day by the boat load ;if that is what you want. Even amazon such purse start out at 44 dollars as my wife has been looking and that is a very small purse.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:03 PM
 
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Do women's purses actually "wear out"?
Is it not more likely they will just go out of fashion?
3 30 dollar purses should last forever... how do you wear out a purse? Possibly too much crappola it?
Oh yeah -- I've worn purses out. Velcro tabs stop holding, snaps tear out, straps undo...especially when you wear it everyday.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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There's a lot of that extreme vanity around here in Dallas. It's womens' way of walking around with their d***s hanging out. They think if they dress up in Gucci clothes and have a 2K bag, a handsome oilman will rush to marry them and move them into the Highland Park mansion. But it doesn't usually work out that way. First of all, most rich oil men are old fat guys. Second, old money families don't strut, so more likely they attract the $30K millionaires. Lastly I say, better off spending your money on a boob job and a gym membership. I'd wager 99.9% of guys anywhere couldn't tell a Prada bag from a Vuitton, but they could pick Pam Anderson out of a crowd from 100 paces.
LOL! Sorry hon, women don't buy expensive bags to impress men. What a hilarious thought.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:04 AM
 
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The way I see it, a purse is something to put your money into. The more you spend on the purse, the less you need it......
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:24 AM
 
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I'll never understand the concept of spending tons of money on a purse or clothing. I recently purchased my most expensive purse ever. I needed a larger one and the old one was getting a bit tired looking after 5 years. That one I got at Walmart for $18 and yes, it was all still intact and functional. I spent $48 on this one, and almost felt ridiculous doing so, but I had a hard time finding one that was close to what I needed.

Other than the (tacky, in my opinion) ones with the logos all over them, most of the expensive purses I see don't look that much different than what you can find in a regular department store.

I guess I just don't understand how someone cannot feel guilty walking around with a $200+ purse. I would constantly be thinking "the extra $150 could've fed a homeless family for a month" or "this could buy 5 poor women business outfits so they can interview for jobs" or buy dog food for a shelter for a month or anything! And instead it's just something to toss your wallet and keys in.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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There are a lot of people making moral judgements on how people choose to spend their money. It is very strange.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Alabama!
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My mother used to sew a lot of our clothes, she always washed and dried the material 2x before sewing it. Interesting, the pre-and post measurements! What a shame it would have been to spend all that time making an item just to have it shrink the first washing
I did that, too, back when I sewed a lot of my clothes. But the quality of fabric got so bad, and the cost rose so much, that I quit sewing clothes. Now I just hem and repair clothes.

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I guess I just don't understand how someone cannot feel guilty walking around with a $200+ purse...it's just something to toss your wallet and keys in.
I do most of the family shopping and banking out of my purse. It gets abused pretty badly. I will spring up to $150 for a quality leather handbag. I use it every day, carry it everywhere, and keep it for around 2 or more years. By the time I replace it, the bag is petty worn out.
I'd rather not spend that much, but that's how much a good quality leather bag costs.

And no, I'd prefer not to buy used. I have in the past...with mixed results.
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:08 AM
 
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LOL! Sorry hon, women don't buy expensive bags to impress men. What a hilarious thought.
what? you don't think a man will think "dam! she has an awesome purse, i need to marry her!" ??? haha!
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Womans fashions are one of the largest scams in the world retail cycles almost justifying knock offs ( if made well as some are not). Purses and handbags unless diamond or gems studded are generally made for 1/4 the retail charge. The popularity is driven by customer susceptibility of womens greed, an illusion of prestige ( once the market is flooded no-
body cares and nobody impressed) . Women actually who spend hundreds for a purse are mostly mocked , considered fools and materialistic suckers. My wife yesterday bought a non oustentatious medium sized all leather purse for $18 at a
second hand store in mint condition which sells for $145 at
TJMax She gets designer clothes for $4 at Goodwill . A vest that sells for $350 she paid $12 and its seriously like totally new! God I like her! The exploitation of womans fashions has
cause many to go into severe debt driven by image, in-
security ,attractive features ,competition, and marketing
frenzy like QVC and so-called sales.
You sound like my husband, if I had one!

You post the horrible truth and I, too, can afford such idiotic purchases, but thankfully, refuse to make them.

Now I shop almost exclusively at Goodwill 'cause I get GREAT buys and it's become sort of a hobby since I no longer need to work for a living.
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